Tesla Model S 

  • $107k
  • 2010
  • 416 HP
  • 130 mph
Unlike all if its predecessors, burdened with concessions, trade-offs and compromises in the interest of technology, Tesla's all-electric sedan chooses to excel at being an impressive and engaging sport sedan.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Tesla Model S


Model S
4 s
2.7 s
Nissan GT-R
2.7 s

Top speed

Model S
130 mph
253 mph
Corvette ZR1
205 mph


Model S
9.5 s
5.1 s
Nissan GT-R
6.8 s

1/4 mile

Model S
12.4 s
10.2 s
Nissan GT-R
10.8 s

Braking distance at 60mph

Model S
113 ft
103 ft

Data points Key details of the Tesla Model S


Model S


Model S
416 HP
987 HP
Corvette ZR1
638 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Tesla Model S Pre-Production

The company believes it is close to receiving $350 million in federal loans to build the Model S assembly plant in California from the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program.
The standard Model S does 0-60 mph in under six seconds and will have an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph, with sport versions expected to achieve 0-60 mph acceleration well below five seconds.
In this test, the Model S came up pretty short, as it could only hit 265 miles on a single charge, which is a pretty significant 11 percent drop.
This pack is capable of powering two 200+ hp electric motors for about 50 miles.
Tesla Motors is now taking orders for the Model S, an all electric family sedan that carries seven people and travels 300 miles per charge.
With 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, the Roadster outperforms almost all sports cars in its class yet is six times as energy efficient as gas guzzlers and delivers 244 miles per charge.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Tesla
Price $107,350
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 88 MPGe
Highway mileage 90 MPGe

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 416 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 443 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Air compressor None
Fuels Electricity

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb
Width 77.3 in
Height 56.5 in
Length 196 in
Wheelbase 116.5 in

road tests

Top speed 130 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s
0-60mph 4 s
0-100mph 9.5 s
Distance 113 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 1 gear

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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